Theme 1: Multiferroic & Multifunctional Materials

Lead: Charles Ahn, Yale

This theme aims to create multifunctional transition metal complex oxides to explore their rich interface properties for enabling new multifunctional nanodevices. Many body quantum levels of correlated physics, in contrast with uncorrelated electron transport existing in today’s transistor, will be explored for low dissipation and high retention and scaling robustness (for logic/memory) as well as high linearity and sensitivity (for analog).¬† The Theme will also explore collective electron effects to minimize variability (quantum fluctuations) of devices employing charge, spin, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom¬† to extend functionalities and the performance limits of CMOS through electro-magnetic effects at the atomic scale.

The Principal Investigators contributing to this theme include:

  • Charles Ahn (Yale)
  • Chris Marianetti (Columbia)
  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh (UCB)
  • Caroline Ross (MIT)
  • Jane Chang (UCLA)
  • Kathryn Moler (Stanford)
  • Susanne Stemmer (UCSB)
  • David Lederman (WVU)
  • Chris Regan (UCLA)
  • Sohrab Ismail-Beigi (Yale)
  • Daniel Gall (RPI)